Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Egypt archaeologists find ancient army HQ
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the headquarters of a pharaonic army that guarded the strategic eastern border, the supreme council of antiquities said.

The site, which dates back to the New Kingdom (1570-1070 BC), was discovered in the Sinai peninsula at the start of Horus Road, the vital commercial and military road linking Egypt to Asia, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said.

"Studies show that the fort was the headquarters of the Egyptian army from the time of the New Kingdom until the Ptolemaic period," the council said.